Postdoctoral Scholar-Mjolsness

Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit

United States

November 7, 2021


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  • Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics / Institutes and Centers / UC Irvine
  • Application Window

    Open October 7th, 2021 through Friday, Nov 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

    If you apply to this recruitment by November 12th, 2021, you will have until November 30th, 2021 to complete your application.

    Position description

    The "Mathematical AI for Science" group in the Computer Science Department, and the Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, at the University of California, Irvine, seeks a postdoctoral scholar.

    Primary project area: Machine-learning model reduction methods for stochastic, spatial, structural models of synapse dynamics.

    This work will be in collaboration with the Computational Neuroscience Laboratory at the Salk Institute.

    Secondary project areas: Potential overlap with other scientific applications of quantitative graph dynamics and machine-learned model reduction will be explored.


  • PhD in physics, quantitative neurobiology, or related discipline.
  • Deep knowledge of current methods in physics-informed machine learning, including current software, attested by publications.
  • Knowledge of and experience with numerical simulation methods, including solution of partial differential equations and stochastic biochemical network models.
  • Knowledge of and fluency with quantum field theory and/or the Doi-Peliti formalism of classical nonequlibrium statistical mechanics.
  • Experience with current computational science software, including distributed parallelism.
  • Knowledge of graph algorithms.
  • Strong skills in applied mathematics.
  • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Qualifications

    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    PhD in physics, quantitative neurobiology, or related discipline.

    Application Requirements

    Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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    Irvine, CA

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